Body Central Promotes Tom Stoltz to COO & Interim CEO

by Nate Hunter

Jacksonville, FL — Body Central Corp. has promoted Thomas W. Stoltz to COO and interim CEO, replacing the retiring B. Allen Weinstein, the company’s former CEO, who resigned on August 16, 2012.


Jacksonville, FL — Body Central Corp. has promoted Thomas W. Stoltz to chief operating officer and interim chief executive officer. Stoltz has served as the company’s executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer since September 2011 and replaces B. Allen Weinstein, the company’s former CEO. Weinstein, who is retiring, resigned on August 16, 2012.

As interim CEO, Stoltz will manage the company’s daily operations with assistance from Body Central’s existing senior leadership team. Stoltz will also continue to serve as Body Central’s CFO.

“The board has initiated a search for a CEO,” says John K. Haley, chairman of the board of directors. “The company remains focused on growth that will be driven by comparable store sales, opening new stores and expanding our direct business.”

“Over the last year, we have expanded our management team with talented executives in the areas of store operations, real estate, information technology, merchandising, human resources and finance,” Stoltz says. “In addition, we are recruiting for a general merchandise manager to support our merchandise planning, allocation and marketing functions. Our team is very capable of improving and growing the current business.”

body shopThe company has also appointed Robert Glass to the board of directors. Glass, with 38 years of retail leadership experience, served as president/COO and CFO at Loehmann’s for 16 years, from 1994 until his retirement in 2010.

Founded in 1972, Body Central Corp. is a growing specialty apparel retailer. As of August 1, 2012, the company operated 258 stores in 24 states under the Body Central and Body Shop banners. For more information, visit







SOURCE: Body Central Corp.

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